FOLLOWING the announcement of APC, incumbent governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as the winner of the Osun Gruber election by the INEC, the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) in last Saturday’s election in Osun State, Senator
Iyiola Omisore, has said he will not be deterred by the
outcome of the election but move forward in life.
Reacting to the outcome of the election through a statement
by his media aide, Mr. Diran Odeyemi, Omisore said: “We
would not be deterred because of the development. What we
lost is the Osun State governorship election; we did not lose
lives. We thank the Lord for every thing. In all situations, I
will continue to give glory to the Lord because the Lord
knows better than us and He alone has answers to all
Omisore said he would remain in the PDP, just as he hinted
that he was still reflecting on the outcome of the election.
“Falling down is not new in politics, rising up is the strength
of a good leader. We shall bounce back. Congratulations to
the people of Osun State because we all won,” he said.
Also, the Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate, Alhaji
Fatai Akinbade, said he had accepted the outcome of
Saturday’s election and congratulated the winner, Governor
Rauf Aregbesola, on his victory at the polls.
Akinbade, however, contended that his head remained
unbowed, as he did not regret partaking in the election as the
standard bearer of the LP.
In a statement by his Director of Media, Mr. Kayode Oladeji,
the LP gubernatorial candidate commended the process that
eventually produced the winner.
According to him, “by and large, the whole process was fair
and I congratulate the winner, Governor Aregbesola. In every
contest, there must be a winner. However, I must let us know
that my head remains unbowed because I don’t regret
anything. Some lessons have been learnt and I thank my
supporters for their doggedness.”
Though he lamented the exercise was characterised by
financial inducement, Akinbade, however, condemned the
APC and the PDP for dropping his name, a development he
noted confused his supporters and admirers across the state.
“Now that Aregbesola has emerged, one can only advise that
he settles down for real business of governance by divorcing
it from politics,” he said.
Meanwhile, a human rights body, Coalition of Oodua Self-
determination Group (COSEG) has said the victory of
Aregbesola in the governorship election was victory for good
Chairman of the group, Mr. Ifedayo Ogunlana, said in a
statement issued yesterday that the victory should be
dedicated to the people of the state, who, he said, voted for
the candidate of their choice despite alleged intimidation and
The group, however, posited that President Goodluck
Jonathan should endeavour to guarantee free, fair and
credible election in 2015.